Resolution Opposing the Use of "Free Speech Zones" to Restrict Academic Freedom

AHA Council, March 2007

Whereas, The American Historical Association has already gone on record against the threat to academic freedom posed by the Academic Bill of Rights;

Whereas, Free and open discourse is essential to the success of research and learning on campus;

Resolved, That the American Historical Association opposes the use of "free speech zones," which are an unconstitutional restriction of civil liberties and restrict academic freedom.

Approved by the Business Meeting of the American Historical Association held on January 6, 2007, and accepted by the AHA Council at its meeting on January 7, 2007.